Hi everyone. My brother and I have inherited my parents' house. We need to
paint the outside windows. My brother heard that a colored stain wouldn't
peel and flake the way paint does. We have paint on the windows now, and we
have scraped the flaking paint. Has anyone tried staining (the solid type
stains) over paint and did it wear well? I'd appreciate hearing from anyone
with experience with paint or stains.
Paint won't peel and flake if good paint is applied correctly.
Done right, a good paint job will last as long as 15 years.
The usual problems that cause peeling and flaking are lack of
proper primer, oil paint rather than latex, poor quality paint, paint
applied to wet surface, paint applied so that water can soak into wood
Fix these problems and you won't have to paint for a long time
and have better protection than stain will give.
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